Ways to Cut Down Your Sugar Intake for the Holidays

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When your coworkers start bringing in trays of holiday baked goods and you find yourself at holiday parties serving sugary alcoholic beverages, you might easily begin to consume too much sugar. Americans already have very high-sugar diets, but the holiday season is particularly rich in sweet treats. This means that you may need to be more conscious of what you eat and know where excess sugar may be hiding.

One of the easiest ways to reduce your sugar intake is by making water your drink of choice. When you do want iced tea or sugar, get unsweetened varieties and add small quantities of sugar so that you control how much is in the beverage. To satiate a sweet tooth, you should reach for a piece of fruit before indulging in candy or cookies that have empty calories.

The Consult-A-Nurse healthcare referral line at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center can provide you with more healthy tips for your holidays, so call us at (702) 233-5300. You can also reach us online to explore our hospital services. 

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